Whitney Lanning comes to the agency from the Jackson County Children's Division. She was the Newborn Crisis Assessment Supervisor and Chief Investigator.
Lanning will oversee the Head Start programs in Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and DeKalb counties, as well as the Early Head Start program in Buchanan County.
The programs serve around 375 children from birth to five years, whose families meet Federal Income Guidelines. They provide early childhood education, family engagement, nutrition, mental health services and services for children with disabilities.